Lemon & Basil Mahi Mahi

LemonBasilMahiMahi Yes, Mahi-Mahi is really one of my fave seafood. Grilled, baked, steamed or simmered in white wine, it’s always awesome. I’ve recently come up with Mahi-Mahi Sicilian Style Linguine, which turned out a success. I craved some seared fish, and diggin’ the Internet I got inspired from Paula Deen’s zesty basil butter. See her recipe and mine, and then find your way to it!


3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus additional for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6 to 8-ounce) mahi mahi fillets


Combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and basil in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the butter melts. Cover and keep warm over low heat.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the fish for 3 minutes; then turn and cook until just opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the fillets to individual plates.

Spoon the warm basil butter over the fish and serve.


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